What if you called to report a fire or other emergency and no one answered the call?
Did you know that nearly 80% of America’s fire service is volunteer?
We often get asked on calls if we are volunteer. Yes we are! The Spring Mill Fire Company is virtually all volunteer which means that when we get a call, we stop family dinner, work, errands and often sleep to respond to our communities needs.
Like everyone else, we are doing more with less these days. We have more training requirements than ever before (almost 200 hours to become a certified firefighter), more paperwork (insurance, maintenance, and administration of the firehouse) and overall less time it seems.
We are able to provide our exceptional service because our of dedicated volunteers: from respond to calls like our Firefighters, Divers and Fire Police, hold fundraising events with Spring Mill Auxiliary to running our Administration through various committees and the Board of Directors.
We can’t do it alone though. We are looking for volunteers to answer the call. We believe that every skill fulfills a need, whether you’re a chef who can help with our kitchen, CDL driver who can drive the trucks, lawyer or accountant that can help with the administration, marketing/social media gurus to get our message out or photographer to capture what we do – we can use you!
If you want to help us with your special skills, stop by the Firehouse at 7p on Mondays or reach out to [email protected]
For those of you who want to know what it’s like to be a volunteer Firefighter – there is a feature film coming out next year called ‘Behind the Bay Doors’. It was filmed exclusively in Montgomery County Fire Houses. There are several calls that SMFC responded to in the trailer. See it below: